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Rich Gilbert, M.D.


Dr. Rich Gilbert, CEO of Orthopedic Care Partners, brings over 25 years of healthcare executive leadership and management experience, developing and operationalizing strategic growth imperatives, scaling value-add services, and engaging physicians to align with the transformative healthcare environment of consumerism and value-based care.

Orthopedic Care Partners, one of the largest private equity-backed orthopedic platforms in the U.S., is the holding company for The Orthopaedic Institute, Florida, The Steadman Clinic, Colorado, and other affiliated practices. As CEO, Dr. Gilbert is responsible for leading the organization’s strong growth performance, integrating and scaling a robust platform of value-add services, and fostering an environment conducive to optimal clinician performance, outstanding clinical quality, and a superior patient experience.

Before this, Rich served as President of MDLive Medical Group, one of the nation’s largest telehealth companies. Dr. Gilbert oversaw the organization’s imperative to optimize patient satisfaction, drive quality outcomes and grow the physician network.

Prior to MDLive, Rich served as Chief Medical Officer (Eastern Division), Mednax, Inc. (NYSE: MD),  a publicly-traded healthcare company, and along with the Executive Team, had responsibility for a $1.6 billion P&L, thousands of healthcare specialists, and almost a million annual patient encounters.

Before joining Mednax, Rich served as CEO of 3 Charlotte-based companies: Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, Southeast Pain Care (founder), and Quantum®, LLC (founder), a healthcare IT startup. During Dr. Gilbert’s 18-year leadership, Southeast grew from one hospital and pain center to 29 hospitals, ASCs, and pain centers in three states. The enterprise, acquired by MEDNAX in 2010, was Mednax’s largest anesthesiology acquisition. Quantum®, a CMS certified quality clinical data registry (QCDR), was used to report quality outcomes for almost 1 million patients annually.

Rich currently serves on the private equity-backed Boards of Directors of Orthopedic Care Partners and EmergencHealth. He also serves on the HealthCare Alumni Advisory Board, Duke University Fuqua Business School, and has served on non-profit boards including United Way of the Central Carolinas, Carolinas Partnership, Carolinas Healthcare System Board of Commissioners, and Levine Children’s Hospital Dare to Dream Steering Committee.

Dr. Gilbert received his MBA from Duke University and completed his anesthesiology residency and fellowships at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Gilbert received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco Medical School and earned membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Rich is a workout enthusiast, marathoner and loves skiing. Together, he and his wife Donna have two successful adult children, Zach and Jake, and two beautiful Akitas, Sake and Luna.

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